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Old 09-30-2012, 07:02 PM  
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Mellinger: Enough’s enough: Clark Hunt must make major changes now

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/30...hunt-must.html

Enough’s enough: Clark Hunt must make major changes now

By SAM MELLINGER
The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs lost their last bit of reasonable hope in a loss so head-shakingly embarrassing it pushed this season from merely awful to pathetic, and some rich men are going to lose their jobs over this.

They need to, anyway, or else a fan base that deserves better is suffering for no reason. If this season were a meal, you’d send it back. Or end up really sick.

Either way, you wouldn’t go back to the restaurant, and that’s the part that has the legs to create some real change after only a few of the Chiefs’ closest friends stuck around to see the end of an embarrassing 37-20 loss to the Chargers at home on Sunday.

Because this is beyond hope, beyond excuses, beyond any explanation that isn’t a fireable offense for everyone who can be fired. This is gross, and imagining it improving requires a stiff imagination or a stiffer drink.

Romeo Crennel needs to fire Matt Cassel as the starting quarterback, because Cassel is now not only bad but hopeless.

Pioli needs to fire Crennel, because he’s building a convincing case as the worst head coach in the league.

And Clark Hunt needs to fire Pioli, because every stitch of progress with this roster is undermined by fundamental flaws in quarterback, head coach and philosophy that are a direct reflection of the general manager and serve as something like a parking brake on the franchise’s stated goal of winning championships.

The argument to make major changes goes something like this: Crennel is overmatched trying to be head coach and defensive coordinator, and a roster top-heavy with stars but lacking in depth cannot drag a leaking quarterback through today’s pass-happy NFL. Pioli has not earned the right to choose the next quarterback or a third head coach.

The argument to maintain status quo goes something like this: hey, it’s the NFL, and maybe the Chiefs can get really, really, really lucky.

Tickets are already sold for games that are already scheduled, so the Chiefs will go ahead and play out the last three-fourths of a meaningless season, but by now the only drama is whether games will be blacked out, how bad Cassel has to stink before he gets benched, and whether a bumbling product that’s now lost three games by two touchdowns or more will be enough to convince Hunt that his broken franchise needs major fixes.

That win last week in New Orleans felt good for a moment, like a candy bar for that afternoon crash, but we’re going to end up remembering it as empty calories keeping the Chiefs from a higher draft pick – a pick that needs to be made by whomever Hunt hires after he fires Pioli.

Because, enough. We’ve seen enough. The quarterback hand-picked and made apparently untouchable by Pioli’s faith and New England nostalgia has been booed in both stadiums at Truman Sports Complex and now has 10 turnovers in four games.

Pioli’s Chiefs continue to spit into the NFL’s wind, and the franchise’s fans deserve better than to slog through a 19th consecutive season without a playoff win while wasting more productive years from Tamba Hali, Dwayne Bowe, Justin Houston and the other good players stuck in a slogging Process that might max out at mediocre.

A roster so galvanized 10 months ago by its beloved Romeo is now a stumbling mess, three blowout losses in four tries, only a comeback win over one of the few organizations in football with less direction keeping them from being winless.

Cassel isn’t up to the demands of championship quarterback, and it’s not his fault that his bosses are slow to recognize he’s just good enough to get beat. Crennel is now 27-44 as a head coach, and Pioli still hasn’t been in charge of a playoff win without Tom Brady starting at quarterback.

Four years into what seemed like a great idea at the time, Pioli’s teams have an 0-1 postseason record and are working on a third disaster in four years.

Pioli is on record saying Cassel can be good enough to win a title. Everything he’s done here for four years is based on that belief, and with that evaluation so obviously wrong, there is no way Hunt can responsibly give him the chance to choose the next quarterback.

At this point, the worst thing that can happen is that the Chiefs win enough games to hold off major changes and strive for mediocrity one more year and waste more of the careers of players under long-term control who can be part of the solution.

The good news is it’s hard to imagine them doing even that.

When you think about it, this about the worst position a team can put its fans in: hoping for a season so bad it forces changes. Here comes Hunt’s chance to show Chiefs fans he shares their disgust in an underperforming team and won’t accept failure.

Your move, Clark.

To reach Sam Mellinger, call 816-234-4365, send e-mail to smellinger@kcstar.com or follow twitter.com/mellinger. For previous columns, go to KansasCity.com.
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:47 PM   #286
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:48 PM   #287
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:50 PM   #288
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Them Trent Green passes were nice, he may not have the strongest arm, but look at how pretty them passes looked tha twas 20-25 yards downfield. They were on the money. Alot of them passes Cassel cannot throw.

Makes me sad.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:08 PM   #289
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Green's arm was plenty strong. He had 25 yards of frozen rope when he needed it.

Green was very accurate short to intermediate. Up to 30 yards he could sling it with the best of them.

His deep balls tended to die but our passing offense was ****ing lethal most of the time. Trent hit 4700 yards before everyone and their Casshole could hit the 4,000-yard mark.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #290
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We dont need the 50 yard bomb, we just need them nice 25-30 yard passes on the money and in stride. WE dont get that shit at all. We get the WR has to completley stop jump twist his body and hope the ball doesnt tip off his back shoulderpad and into the air.

ITs like i dont even watch Chiefs games anymore hoping they will win. I just watch them to see how bad Cassel shits the bed. I guess i can even go as far as saying when he doesnt throw a shit pass i get kinda mad. If it makes me a bad fan so be it. I want his ass gone.

I have like no excitement/passion whatever you want to call it in me for the Chiefs anymore.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:39 PM   #291
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We dont need the 50 yard bomb, we just need them nice 25-30 yard passes on the money and in stride. WE dont get that shit at all. We get the WR has to completley stop jump twist his body and hope the ball doesnt tip off his back shoulderpad and into the air.

ITs like i dont even watch Chiefs games anymore hoping they will win. I just watch them to see how bad Cassel shits the bed. I guess i can even go as far as saying when he doesnt throw a shit pass i get kinda mad. If it makes me a bad fan so be it. I want his ass gone.

I have like no excitement/passion whatever you want to call it in me for the Chiefs anymore.

And that is just a pass out in the flat.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:47 PM   #292
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And that is just a pass out in the flat.
even more. Bowe has to do that jump shit alot. He rarely gets to catch a ball in stride. It happens, but more often then not, he's jumping twisting his body so it doesnt tip into the air. Its just bad bad bad.


This organization is so ass backwards its pathetic.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #293
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Well Houston isn't winning a Super Bowl so copying them would be stupid.
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Matt Schaub is a slightly better verison of the shit we have bitched about the Chiefs have done. Trading for another team's backup, not to mention history isn't on his side being a 3rd round pick. Like I said Houston isn't winning a Super Bowl with Schaub. Baltimore or New England will knock them out of the playoffs once again.
I was going to debate this with you, but others have pointed out the arguments I would have made.

I'll say this.
Mark Sanchez is his 4th season, and he has not progressed since he was a rookie.
It's well past time to jump off that bandwagon, playoff wins notwithstanding.

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Win playoff games, if not make the Chiefs a Super Bowl contender. He would have far more offensive weapons than he ever had during his day. And I actually think, believe it or not, that he and Haley would have been a good combination.

But more than that, his leadership alone would have the team united, which would go a long way towards a championship.
To me, leadership is what separates Joe Blow from Joe Montana.

If you don't have that trait, you will never be a successful QB in the NFL.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #294
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If I recall correctly, in 05 Green threw for 300 yards or more eight out of the 16 games. He spent half the season swimming in the 300 yard range. That's awesome.
Was a LONG time ago...**** YOU SCOTT!
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Lombardi just said on NFLN that the turnovers are not all Matt's fault, they have 15.

Stupid mother****er doesnt know that Matt has 10 of them.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:30 PM   #296
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Lombardi just said on NFLN that the turnovers are not all Matt's fault, they have 15.

Stupid mother****er doesnt know that Matt has 10 of them.
Make sure to watch the show tonight about the 1995 Browns.

BB was there. Kirk Ferentz was there. Nick Saban was there. Scott Pioli was there, too.

More importantly, MICHAEL LOMBARDI was there.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:41 PM   #297
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Make sure to watch the show tonight about the 1995 Browns.

BB was there. Kirk Ferentz was there. Nick Saban was there. Scott Pioli was there, too.

More importantly, MICHAEL LOMBARDI was there.
I set that to record earlier.

I'm sure Lombardi has been in contact with dipshit.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:42 PM   #298
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This is how much I hate the Pats and their ****ing weird relationship they got going on in their biased frat. Bruschi said today that Romo has played awful. Yesterday when discussing the Chiefs and Cassel he said oh he's played good before he's fine it's not all his fault, yada yada. Making excuses for Matty, ripping on Romo. I hate them.
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Win playoff games, if not make the Chiefs a Super Bowl contender. He would have far more offensive weapons than he ever had during his day. And I actually think, believe it or not, that he and Haley would have been a good combination.

But more than that, his leadership alone would have the team united, which would go a long way towards a championship.
Jesus. I came just thinking about it.

It is truly amazing how I long for real football.
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Jesus. I came just thinking about it.

It is truly amazing how I long for real football.
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